Bonster (180) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Procured from a recent trip to florida where I brought one suitcase for carrying back Cigar City beer (and some others not available in NJ). The appearance is similar to that of their regular IPA, if not a shade darker. Big fluffy head sits on top of a hazy amber brew. Hop aroma is subdued by the white oak, which compliments it wonderfully. Added vanilla to aroma. Little active carbonation when compared to the non aged variety. I never tasted a wood aged beer at all similar, which is a good thing. The white oak compliments and tones down the bite of the hops. Having a hard time describing all the flavors. Very good.
Theydon_Bois (12082) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Cigar City Brewery, 21/02/15.
Clear golden amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is spice, wooded notes, white grape must, citric pith, passionfruit.
Taste comprises vanilla, spice, guava, pine needle, light wood, grapefruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with hop bitterness.
Decent wooded IPA - this combo can work!
Nisse666 (4800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Cigar City Brewing 2015-05-11 Tampa
AR: heavy fruity, pine, passion fruit,
AP: hazy ambery, wee white head
F: passion fruit, vanilla oaky, dry, wee aceton
PartyFowle (456) - - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Burning orange hue, dark yet mostly clear, with an off-white head sticky as marshmallow fluff. The aroma has aged citrusy hops, dill, sharp oak and dried oregano. Flavor is packed with juicy hops -- orange juice, lime, pineapple -- along with vanilla, caramel and slightly tannic oak. The barrel is smoothly integrated, enhancing the underlying brew in a way I don’t usually find with oak-aged IPAs. Creamy medium body; peppery CO2. Very nice, complex and unique flavor.
rdixon77 (1440) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Love this one. Dark orange-red. Plenty of citrus juicy hops but tempered by s creamy vanilla presence from the oak. Less bitter than most IPA. Some vinous aspects as well. Excellent all around.
Berard (429) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours murky dark orange with creme colored head that lingers. It tastes like, well, oak.
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beechner224 (865) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at cigar city. Pours a copper orange color, white head. Strong mix of hops and oak in the nose. Taste follows, lots of oak in this batch. Nice beer.
AndyReynolds (1037) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can thanks to the bearded TJ. Punch in the face with citrus slight oak notes, orange. Flavor brings the oak forward, really bringing the orange out.
JHeath99 (1346) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an orangish dark amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of hops, citrus, oak that brings a hint of booze with it.
Bule (1114) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz can pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. The oak is overbearing and harsh in both flavor and aroma. Not enjoyable.
mikedevilsfan (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting beer. Very little head, color is a dark orange almost red. Aroma is very strong chardonnay. Smells wonderful. Taste is very little IPA even though this is the base. Hard to describe the flavor, almost in a unique category. Immediate bright taste with a smooth malty flavor, some hops as an accent and a dry wine finish. Very interesting.